Nigerian photographer Benneth Nwankwo is working on a documentary street photography project. Titled Nigeria Through the Lens, the project sees him shooting remarkable photos of places in the country.
“I’m documenting photographs that champion Nigeria’s culture and diversity,” he explains in an email to Brittle Paper. “I hope to work with a small number of successful artists from around the states of the federation and frequently exhibit our works at art fairs in Nigeria. During our exhibitions we would provide a relaxed space where all art lovers, from seasoned collectors to first-time buyers, can enjoy our work.”
The photos in Nigeria Through the Lens are richly-textured and bloom in the shading he gives each shot.
Also a satirist, poet, and essayist, Benneth Nwankwo is the founder of LiteraNation, an organization whose activities are geared towards the development, appreciation and promotion of indigenous literary and artistic skills, talent, and intellectual power. He is a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and Figures of Speech Movement.
Check out some of his photos below.